COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich still has not announced whether he will make a bid for the White House in 2020.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do. At some point there’s an internal clock for all of us and there are deadlines, but they’re not here yet. I’ll tell you this, though. I’m not in a Hail Mary. I run when I think I can win. So we asses things just about every week, sometimes everyday and we’ll see. I’m not closing anything down, I just don’t know.”
Kasich ended his eight years in the governor’s office on Jan. 14. He was replaced by another Republican, Mike DeWine.
There is much speculation about another presidential run in 2020.
Supporters say he appeals to moderate Republicans who are tired of the bombastic President Donald Trump and to moderate Democrats who are also tired of Trump.
Kasich told NBC4’s Colleen Marshall in a previous interview that he is realistic about the strong support Trump still has from the GOP base and what that could mean for his chances.
“I don’t get into things where I don’t think I can win, and right now, right now, today, inside the Republican Party, I can’t beat him in a primary,” Kasich said. “But we’ll see. That’s today.”
Kasich is said to be considering a run as an independent, third-party alternative to Trump — and to whoever emerges on the Democratic ticket. But how realistic are his chances? Some experts think they’re better than many would believe.